When the cold, gray skies of fall and winter get you down, think about adding some pretty pastels into your wardrobe.
Soft, gentle pastel colors, like baby blue, pale pink, buttercup yellow and mint green used to be reserved for spring and summer. Now they’re chic all year round. Here’s how to wear these sweet pastels to look sophisticated in cold weather.
1. Wear a Pastel Sweater
One of the keys to looking fabulous in winter pastels is to choose heavier fabrics, so the pastel colors look intentional. For example, a knit top or pastel sweater is the perfect thing to begin with.
This peachy-pink bubble sweater has a lot of beautiful texture which also plays up the cold weather vibe. Pair it with jeans for a great weekend look.
2. Bundle up In a Pastel Statement Coat
A gorgeous pastel coat is another great way to wear pastels in winter. Keep your look minimal so the gorgeous pastel color can speak for itself. This beautiful blue wrap coat really pops and makes a dramatic statement.
3. Combine Pastels with Neutrals
A foolproof way to pull off pastels is to mix them with neutral colors like black, white, gray, navy taupe, cream or brown. This grounds the light and airy pastel shades and makes them look more less sweet and more sophisticated.
You can even mix pastels with neutral prints like the houndstooth cropped pants I’m wearing in the photo at the top of this post. This makes for a classic look that has a feminine, modern kick to it.
4. Mix Pastels
Can you combine pastels or is that too much? It’s really personal taste. Try to keep it to one of two pastel shades for the most chic look.
5. Wear Jewel Tones with Pastels
Another color mix that is modern and fresh is a jewel tone combined with a pastel. For example, a baby blue blouse with a royal blue skirt can be a real head-turner.
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